Engelsk ordbog

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Engelsk udsagnsord: speculate

1. speculate (om erkendelse) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningScientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps.

Eksempler på anvendelseThey speculate that there was a traffic accident

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)conjecture, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, suppose, theorise, theorize

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Mindre specifikke termeranticipate, expect

Mere specifikke termerconstruct, develop, explicate, formulate, reconstruct, retrace

2. speculate (om kommunikation) talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal.

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Mindre specifikke termerreason

Mere specifikke termerguess, hazard, pretend, say, suppose, venture

3. speculate (om erkendelse) reflect deeply on a subject

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI mulled over the events of the afternoon.
Philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years.
The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)chew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, think over

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s PP

Mindre specifikke termercerebrate, cogitate, think

Mere specifikke termerbethink, cogitate, consider, introspect, premeditate, puzzle, question, study, theologise, theologize, wonder

4. speculate (om forhold) invest at a risk

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)job

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Mindre specifikke termercommit, invest, place, put

Mere specifikke termerbull

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